Island

Author: Richard Laymon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755391705

Category: Fiction

Page: 361

View: 6219

'If you've missed Laymon, you've missed a treat' Stephen King. When eight people are shipwrecked on a deserted island they take solace in the fact that at least they have fresh water, food and firewood. Now all they have to do is sit tight until they're rescued. There's just one problem - they're not alone. In the jungle behind the beach, there's a maniac on the loose and he's plotting to kill them all, one by one...

Endless Night

Author: Richard Laymon

Publisher: 47North

ISBN: 9781477837061

Category: Fiction

Page: 490

View: 5028

Sixteen-year-old Jody and her best friend's 12-year-old brother Andy are the only two survivors when a gang of killers breaks into Andy's house and slaughters everyone. Now one of the killers is out to eliminate the only living witnesses. Original.

Body Rides

Author: Richard Laymon

Publisher: 47North

ISBN: 9781477837047

Category: Fiction

Page: 652

View: 3996

First published in 1996, this tale about a mysterious bracelet which allows its wearer to inhabit another person's body has been restored to the late author's original version. HC: Headline (UK).

Quake

Author: Richard Laymon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755391713

Category: Fiction

Page: 372

View: 2635

'If you've missed Laymon, you've missed a treat' Stephen King. Twenty minutes before the quake hit, Stanley was ogling Sheila through his living-room window. Now he may be able to do more than just ogle ... Sheila's trapped in her ruined house and her husband and daughter are stranded on the other side of the city. The power's down, the emergency services can't cope and the lawless are combing the ruins. Sheila's fate depends on who can get to her first...

Savage

Author: Richard Laymon

Publisher: 47North

ISBN: 9781477806296

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 4182

"If you've missed Laymon, you've missed a treat." - Stephen King Whitechapel, November 1888: Jack the Ripper is committing his last known murder and beneath the bed on which he's butchering his victim cowers a fifteen-year-old boy. So begin the adventures of Trevor Bentley: a boy who embarked on an errand of mercy and ended up on a quest for vengeance, a boy who will bring the horrors of the Ripper to the New World.

A Supposedly Fun Thing I'll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments

Author: David Foster Wallace

Publisher: Back Bay Books

ISBN: 9780316090520

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 368

View: 5449

In this exuberantly praised book - a collection of seven pieces on subjects ranging from television to tennis, from the Illinois State Fair to the films of David Lynch, from postmodern literary theory to the supposed fun of traveling aboard a Caribbean luxury cruiseliner - David Foster Wallace brings to nonfiction the same curiosity, hilarity, and exhilarating verbal facility that has delighted readers of his fiction, including the bestselling Infinite Jest.

The Oracle of Death

Author: P. B. Kolleri

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781545322611

Category:

Page: 182

View: 1707

From the bestselling author of Murder at Rutherford Hall, The Riverton Case and The Marbury Murders, comes the 7th book in the Rachel Markham Mystery Series. The Oracle of Death Book Seven - In the Rachel Markham Mystery Series A private island in Greece, luxury yachts, white sandy beaches and secluded caves - Rachel and Jeremy could hardly have asked for a more idyllic holiday. So, when they are invited by Stavros Papanos - the head of the multimillion dollar Papanos Shipping Empire, to spend a fortnight in Greece, they accept the invitation without much ado. Then a member of the Papanos family - the young, enigmatic and beautiful Ariana Papanos, disappears mysteriously without a trace and Rachel and Jeremy get caught up in a mystery unlike any other they have encountered before. Overnight, their luxurious holiday turns into a dangerous cat and mouse game, as someone on the island is bent on keeping deadly secrets and will not hesitate to resort to murder. The Oracle of Death is a fast-paced murder mystery, which will keep you rivetted and turning pages till the end to figure out whodunnit! Star Reviews for the Rachel Markham Mystery Series on Amazon. 5.0 out of 5 stars A highly intelligent and fun game of Clue, April 16, 2015 By TFLReader I just love a good mystery and author PB Kolleri has put together a great mystery series here with her "Rachel Markham Mystery Series." I love British characters and stories, and particularly ones that are fast-paced and keep me guessing until the end. This was one of those for sure. If you are an Agatha Christie fan or just love a good mystery, don't pass up this engaging series. 5.0 out of 5 stars Love the Rachel Markham series, April 24, 2014 By Doreen Farley I love mysteries post world war 2! I enjoyed the character of Rachel Markham very much. A delightful and cozy read. Did it again! July 4, 2014 By Stayce Einnyen Once again P.B. has given us a lovely book. All I can say that is negative about the story, is I wish they were longer. I hope we get to see loads more of Rachel and Jeremy. Thank you for giving us these delightful books. By Ellen Grosson February 27, 2015 A little mystery filled with English characters and foibles. Light easy reading, something good for a long cold night. A book reminiscent of Agatha Christie, cozy and comfortable like a warm fire and a cup of coffee. Good enough to entertain a Christie fan!, April 23, 2013 By Walter Burgess Lots of good characters and entertaining plot. Truly a who done it with a surprise at the end and fun to boot! 5.0 out of 5 stars A Cozy And Fun Read, February 19, 2013 By L.I. LINDA (LI NY) This book reads like a P.B.S. television mystery series. I am an Anglophile and enjoyed every page. I highly recommend it to lovers of all things British. 5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!, August 20, 2013 By Jessica Strong This is such a well written story. It truly is a wonderful book and I am sure that it is more than comparable to Agatha Christie. The time period is well researched and is informative of the time just after the war in England. I look forward to the next in the series. Good story! February 20, 2015 By E. Donahue Good story, also just finished "Murder at Ravenrock" and it is equally as good. Just enough personal character information without being a biography as many turn out to be. Definitely recommend. If there is another in the series, I will surely read it also. The first seven books in the series, are now available to readers exclusively on Amazon. Book 1: Murder at Rutherford Hall, (Published on 10th Jan 2013) Book 2: Murder at Ravenrock, (Published on 10th July 2013) Book 3: The Riverton Case (Published on 24th October 2013) Book 4: The Santinelli Case (Published on 10th June 2014) Book 5: The Marbury Murders (Published on 14th April 2015) Book 6: Death at Fernside (Published on 23rd March 2016) Book 7: The Oracle of Death (Published on 3rd April 2017)

Without a Grave

Author: Marcia Talley

Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 1780100299

Category: Fiction

Page: 211

View: 9038

The new Hannah Ives mystery - Hannahs in paradise, enjoying Bahamian island life. When controversy arises over the construction of a luxury resort that could devastate the coral reef, Hannah dives in. Acts of vandalism, a deadly wildfire, a missing scientist Hannah suspects a connection, but her investigation stalls when Hurricane Luis slams into the island. Before the skies clear, a dynasty is threatened by a venomous sibling rivalry, environmentalists face-off against progressive island fathers, and death pays a call . . .

The Complete Beast House Chronicles

Four spine-chilling horror novels in one unmissable collection

Author: Richard Laymon

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0755395360

Category: Fiction

Page: 1014

View: 6714

Horrific events have made the Beast House infamous. Do you dare to enter? For the first time in one edition, read all four of Richard Laymon's terrifying, gruesome and acclaimed Beast House horror novels. The deeper you go into the Beast House, the darker the nightmares become. If you have nerves of steel and are looking for excitement and adventure, why not take the tour? But don't even think about going into the cellar... What readers are saying about The Beast House Chronicles: 'Dark, disturbing and completely unforgiving. Just how horror should be' 'A tale of bizarre, almost comic book like, tongue-in-cheek horror' 'The best book I have read in such a long time'

Killer WASPs

A Killer Wasps Mystery

Author: Amy Korman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062357840

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 7139

Crime really stings in Killer WASPs Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, is a haven for East Coast WASPs, where tennis tournaments and cocktails at the club are revered traditions. Little happens in the sleepy suburb, and that is the way the Lilly Pulitzer–clad residents prefer it. So when antiques store owner Kristin Clark and her portly basset hound stumble upon the area's newest real estate developer lying unconscious beneath the hydrangea bushes lining the driveway of one of Bryn Mawr's most distinguished estates, the entire town is abuzz with gossip and intrigue. When the attacker strikes again just days later, Kristin and her three best friends—Holly, a glamorous chicken nugget heiress with a penchant for high fashion; Joe, a decorator who's determined to land his own HGTV show; and Bootsie, a preppy but nosy newspaper reporter—join forces to solve the crime. While their investigation takes them to cocktail parties, flea markets, and the country club, they must unravel the mystery before the assailant claims another victim. Fans of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series will enjoy shaking up the Philadelphia Main Line

The Woods Are Dark

Author: Richard Laymon

Publisher: 47 North

ISBN: 9781477831557

Category: Fiction

Page: 215

View: 2617

A group of deformed, Canibalistic, humanoid creatures live in the woods...as some unlucky travelers are about to find out.

Funland

Author: Richard Laymon

Publisher: 47North

ISBN: 9781477806289

Category: Fiction

Page: 410

View: 6426

The Funland Amusement Park provides more fear than fun these days. A vicious pack known as the Trolls are preying on anyone foolish enough to be alone at night. Folks in the area blame them for the recent mysterious disappearances, and a gang of local teenagers has decided to fight back. But nothing is ever what it seems in an amusement park. Behind the garish paint and bright lights waits a horror far worse than anything found in the freak show. Step right up. The terror is about to begin!

The Beast House

Author: Richard Laymon

Publisher: 47North

ISBN: 9781477831335

Category: Fiction

Page: 348

View: 9576

In this popular sequel to "The Cellar," a group of friends and a curious writer dare to enter Beast House, beginning a new nightmare of carnage.

The White Darkness

Author: David Grann

Publisher: Doubleday

ISBN: 0385544588

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 6510

By the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon, a powerful true story of adventure and obsession in the Antarctic, lavishly illustrated with color photographs Henry Worsley was a devoted husband and father and a decorated British special forces officer who believed in honor and sacrifice. He was also a man obsessed. He spent his life idolizing Ernest Shackleton, the nineteenth-century polar explorer, who tried to become the first person to reach the South Pole, and later sought to cross Antarctica on foot. Shackleton never completed his journeys, but he repeatedly rescued his men from certain death, and emerged as one of the greatest leaders in history. Worsley felt an overpowering connection to those expeditions. He was related to one of Shackleton's men, Frank Worsley, and spent a fortune collecting artifacts from their epic treks across the continent. He modeled his military command on Shackleton's legendary skills and was determined to measure his own powers of endurance against them. He would succeed where Shackleton had failed, in the most brutal landscape in the world. In 2008, Worsley set out across Antarctica with two other descendants of Shackleton's crew, battling the freezing, desolate landscape, life-threatening physical exhaustion, and hidden crevasses. Yet when he returned home he felt compelled to go back. On November 13, 2015, at age 55, Worsley bid farewell to his family and embarked on his most perilous quest: to walk across Antarctica alone. David Grann tells Worsley's remarkable story with the intensity and power that have led him to be called "simply the best narrative nonfiction writer working today." Illustrated with more than fifty stunning photographs from Worsley's and Shackleton's journeys, The White Darkness is both a gorgeous keepsake volume and a spellbinding story of courage, love, and a man pushing himself to the extremes of human capacity.

A Land of Two Halves

Author: Joe Bennett

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 074326357X

Category: Travel

Page: 314

View: 401

After ten years in New Zealand, Joe Bennett asked himself what on earth he was doing there. Other than his dogs, what was it about these two small islands on the edge of the world that had kept him - an otherwise restless traveller - for really much longer than they seemed to deserve? Bennett thought he'd better pack his bag and find out. Hitching around both the intriguingly named North and South Islands, with an eye for oddity and a taste for conversation, Bennett began to remind himself of the reasons New Zealand is quietly seducing the rest of the world.

The Lady of Sorrows

Author: Anne Zouroudi

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408809850

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 543

With an unforgettable detective, idyllic Greek island settings and dark crimes, The Mysteries of the Greek Detective are for lovers of crime series such as those by Alexander McCall Smith and Andrea Camilleri

Knit to Kill

Author: Anne Canadeo

Publisher: Kensington

ISBN: 1496708628

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4124

A relaxing girls’ getaway turns deadly for the Black Sheep Knitters when a pushy killer is on the prowl . . . As their beloved Black Sheep member Lucy Binger prepares to tie the knot, the close-knit group decide they need a weekend to unwind before the big day. Suzanne Cavanaugh has just the spot—her friend Amy lives in a luxury New England community on Osprey Island, renowned for its famous cliff walk and spectacular ocean views, and she would be happy to host the knitters. Shortly after their arrival, however, the idyllic setting turns into a crime scene. The body of a prominent resident of Osprey Shores is discovered on the rocky coastline below the cliffs and evidence suggests his fatal misstep was no accident. When the investigation focuses on Amy’s husband, the knitters step in to untangle the clues. But with this crafty killer on the edge, the Black Sheep must walk a fine line—and look before they leap to any deadly conclusions. “Friendship, knitting, murder . . . create the perfect pattern. Great fun.” —New York Times bestselling author Jayne Anne Krentz

Koko Takes a Holiday

Author: Kieran Shea

Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN: 178116861X

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 8015

Five hundred years from now, ex-corporate mercenary Koko Martstellar is swaggering through an early retirement as a brothel owner on The Sixty Islands, a manufactured tropical resort archipelago known for its sex and simulated violence. Surrounded by slang-drooling boywhores and synthetic komodo dragons, the most challenging part of Koko’s day is deciding on her next drink. That is, until her old comrade Portia Delacompte sends a squad of security personnel to murder her.

Deadly Endings

Author: Raymond Russell

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1626754470

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

View: 5034

It’s 1965, and London’s Kings Road is Swinging. Red coated Chelsea Pensioners are shuffling along the pavements proudly brandishing their three, WW1 medals known affectionately as Pip, Squeak and Wilfred, next to plastic coated André Courrèges clad models and bell-bottomed hairdressers. Life for the young, beautiful model, Charlotte Trubshaw is spoilt and hedonistic. Although her parents were killed when she was a child, in a mysterious accident on La Turbie overlooking Monaco, she and her sister Pippa, have passed through high society schools and led comfortable, sheltered lives, brought up by their wealthy grandparents on secluded Duck’s Island, near London’s Richmond Bridge. Charlotte regularly puffs on a spliff, forgets to ring her agent and steals the latest frock from Biba on Saturday afternoons. She naïvely believes everyone, including her agent Gavin Robinson and the lecherous Count Sergei Belevsky-Zhukovsky, a Russian playboy, KGB agent and freelance informer, who has plans to sell the green-eyed beauty in Barcelona. The grandparents love their girls and have never told them about their colourful and dangerous past or their work as professional assassins for the British government. Sam fell in love the moment he saw Phaedra through his rifle site, splashing in the Aegean Sea during the Nazi occupation of Greece. Phaedra’s love for him grew from the funeral pyres of her entire family at the Kalavryta massacre, when Sam saved her and the village from a burning church where the Nazis had trapped them. They have been together everyday since, even when Sam goes to work. Back in the 60’s, when the experienced assassins execute a Mafia Godfather in Paris’ magnificent Marais, they have no idea that the repercussions will involve them with the escaped Nazi, Fräulein Ilse Klup, the grotesquely deformed Marco Sotori and their secret society, the Fondazione Nazionale di Cristo, which steals and sells babies with the help of the Spanish Catholic Church. In 1907, the famous Grimaldi Circo travelled constantly like Gnus searching for rich pastures, from snow-white Russia to the azure Mediterranean, and pitched their enormous tent in Piombino, Italy. A headstrong mother, Jullietta Fratellini, Europe’s greatest trapeze artist, has dumped young Zamo in the circus like a cuckoo. Her philosophy is simple: ‘Like a female leopard, make you babies with the best man you can find, keep your heart locked up tightly, then move on, and when the kids could fend for themselves, chase them off as well. One day, even they would try to take your place at the top.’ After all, for Jullietta, nothing was more important than being the best flyer in the world. After an accident, young Zamo is sent away from the circus to work as a stable boy at the lavish, Somerleyton Manor in Kent, where he meets two women who also risk their lives, not in the canvas sky of the circus, but on the streets of London, fighting for women’s rights. The gentile Lady Margaret Henrietta Trubshaw of Somerleyton Manor and the abused schoolteacher Megan Wodehouse are unlikely friends. Although when the self-reliant Megan, who has rejected the unrequited love of Doctor John Gale for the past two years, plans to sink a battleship under Tower Bridge, bringing London to a standstill, Lady Margaret, Zamo and the Doctor in ignorance of the plan have no choice, but to stand with the Suffragist campaigner in the largest women’s demonstration the British authorities have ever seen. As the disparate lives of the central protagonists unfold and blend together, on the final night in Franco’s fascist controlled Barcelona, Sam and Phaedra discover that the contract they had feared, not only puts their own lives at risk, but also that of their kidnapped granddaughter Charlotte. The only way Sam can save his family and innocent bystanders is to fulfil the fatal prophecy he was told by the soothsayer when he was a child in the Grimaldi Circo, fifty-seven-years earlier.

The Glory Bus

Author: Richard Laymon

Publisher: Headline

ISBN: 9780747267331

Category: Hitchhiking

Page: 448

View: 2756

One moment Pamela is a contented newlywed with a loving husband a comfortable home. The next, she's a prisoner of a repulsive killer who has lusted after her since high school - and now intends to make her his slave for life. Norman is a college kid and bad-boy Duke and Boots a hyper-sexed hitchhiker are in the car with him, Together the lawless pair take him on a wild journey that heading straight for the electric chair...............